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Stingray Sting

Stingray Sting Facts

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  • Stingrays have flat bodies with long, slender tails that have serrated spines, which contain venom.
  • Their serrated spines can cause lacerations (cuts) and puncture wounds.
  • Stingrays are widely distributed in tropical to temperate waters.
  • They are not aggressive, so an injury from a stingray usually occurs when a swimmer or diver unexpectedly steps on one.
  • Stingray stings are one of the most common dive and beach-related injuries.

Stingray Sting Symptoms

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